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Tetsuro MATSUZAWA Professor, Section of Language and Intelligence, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University


 Has been studying chimpanzee intelligence both in the laboratory and in the wild and tries to synthesize the field work and the laboratory work to understand the nature of chimpanzees
1978 "Ai Project" started and has been focusing on the language-like skills and the concept of numbers established in a female chimpanzee
since 1986 studying the behavior of wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Bossou and Nimba, Guinea, West Africa


Use of numbers by a chimpanzee, in: Nature, 1985
Numerical memory span in a chimpanzee, in: Nature, 2000
Primate origins of human cognition and behavior, Springer, 2001
The Ai project: historical and ecological contexts, Animal Cognition, 2003


Prince Chichibu Memorial Science Award in 1991
Jane Goodall Award in 2001
The Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2004